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Spooky Neighbourhood Hero Arts


Hi everyone, its Gwendolyn back today to share a spooky Halloween Party invitation card I made to inspire you to join our current challenge “Frightfully Fun” here.  For today’s card, I’m using Hero Arts Paper Layering Neighbourhood die again, which you can find in the a2z Scrapbooking store. The paper layering dies allow you to cut normally, giving a pop-up style of cut, and then, after folding or curling the cut edges, the image reveals itself, giving a 3-D dimensional look to your paper.

hero arts neighbouring die

In my last post here, I gave a very colourful look to this diecut, but in today’s card, I’m going to show you how you can give a textured spooky look to it in a very simple way. I first water-coloured a piece of 300g watercolour paper, using Brusho’s black paint powders. When the paint was still wet, I pressed a piece of cling wrap, which I had crumpled up beforehand, on the water-coloured panel. Once it dried completely, I removed the cling wrap and there you have a wonderfully textured card base.

I then used this to cut my Hero Arts Neighbourhood die and added the diecut onto an orange card base from the Hero Arts Sunshine Mix folded cards set. I coloured in the moon with my Derwent Graphik acrylic ink pens and on top of that, added some red watercolour to create a bloody moon. My sentiment strip was also water-coloured with Hero Arts Watercolor dot palette by Daniel Smith and I wrote in “You’re Invited” with my yellow Derwent pens again, as its the only pens I have that really stand out against any dark water-colouring.

Spooky neighbourhood card

Well I hope you enjoyed the way I created my card and that you’ll be inspired to make a Frightfully Fun card for our challenge! And if you’re anywhere near Ulm, in Germany on the 31st of October, you’re invited to our Halloween party… if you dare!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative day!


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Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.





Author: Gwendolynwatercolors

Follow me on my journey as I try to quench my insatiable hunger to constantly create something new! Visit my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/desperatehousewifecraft to see my creation process.

4 thoughts on “Spooky Neighbourhood Hero Arts

  1. That is one spooky but fun invitation!! Thanks for the inspiration Gwendolyn!

  2. So very creative. WOW, I can only imagine the texture first hand. Fantastic work.

  3. Wow Gwendolyn that is a great look especially for Halloween! So creative! Thanks for the tip on the plastic wrap.

  4. Gwendolyn this card is spooktacular! So creepy! Love it 🙂

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